We have a very large backyard, complete with loads of ‘potential’. Currently, we have a big vegetable garden and a wooden swing set. I have been waiting to put a lot of time and energy (and money) into the backyard, as we are looking to move soon. However, with another summer quickly approaching I am itching to give our backyard a little bit of attention.
So I have found these awesome outdoor DIY projects! They are all beautiful and functional for a kids play space – because lets face it, if you have kids the backyard is their domain. These ideas will allow little ones to be creative and will also give them a beautiful space to play. Simple and beautiful, just the way we like it. The play spaces ideas don’t cost a lot of money, and don’t require too much time to set up, making them ideal for our backyard.
Glow in the Dark Garden Stools – Upcycled Garden Style – I love these garden stools, and I the idea of them glowing in the dark make them ideal for under our great big tree where we have summer camp outs!
Rhubarb Leaf Stepping Stones – e-how – these stepping stones look very fun to make, and would be perfect leading from our house to our veggie garden. These stones would make awesome outdoor DIY projects for bigger kids!
Tire Climber – My Small Potatoes – We love to reuse and repurpose things – and this is a wonderful way to do just that with old tires! You could even add in a tire swing.
Chandelier Planter – DIY Showoff – just as soon as I find an old chandelier at a garage sale I will be making one (or six) of these. I love plants, and this is such a lovely way to beautify any space. And they can be brought with us wherever we wind up!
Chair Swing – My Apple Tree and Me – this one is a picture from Etsy, but I think it would be a very manageable DIY project! My kids would love this … and me too.
DIY Wooden Blocks – this was such a simple project that has seen HOURS of creative play!
So, if you need me, I will be in the backyard – planning, gathering, and likely starting all of these outdoor DIY projects at once – and hopefully completing one or two as well.
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